Sunday, August 26, 2007

LIEUTENANT CARAMEL/LA SONORITE JAUNE-JE NE VEUX PLUS VOIR LE CIEL, SPLIT LP, 1988, FRANCE




I've posted umpteen titles over time by the gifted French experimental electronic artist Lieutenant Caramel (aka Philippe Blanchard), though the material present on this rare split LP with French contemporaries La Sonorite Jaune takes a rather more single-minded approach to the deployment of surrealist sonics than his more dense and sprawling work on the CD's of his that I've posted previously. Thats not to suggest that this is anything other than brainscrambling. The focus here is sharp and pointed, with voices spluttering and ranting amidst half melodic zapping synthetics (including what sounds like a enraged dwarf), bubbles and zings pop and fling, metallic sonorities snap like mental pincers as effected vocal occasionally surface in this jousting melee. French post-industrialists La Sonorite Jaune on the other hand offer something rather more soupy and tenebrous, with thick nebulous drifts of not-unappealing atmospheric murk through which flit vague tendrils of harmonic activity.

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3 comments:

JD45 said...

Wordl's too small !
I played in another group with P.Dauzier before he recorded this LP as La Sonorité Jaune !
Good 'souvenir', thanks

Willard said...

No two ways around it, your blog is one of the greats! Many thanks for everything. We've added to to our links at Never Get Out Of The Boat. Would love it if you could do the same.
Cheers,
Willard

Roddus said...

Another new link for this artist dead, I wonder if they had them removed.